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August 21, 1567 Seeking revenge for the massacre at Fort Caroline, a war ship under the command of Dominiue de Gourges leaves France and heads to the Fort. He engages Indians, whom the occupants of Fort Caroline had befriended, and as a combined force attack the Spanish stronghold, easily defeating the garrison. Nearly all the Spaniards are killed in the attack.
August 21, 1739 Creeks confirm their cession of land to Georgia in a second treaty
  James Oglethorpe
  Treaty of Coweta
  Creek Indians
August 21, 1850 Upset with the outcome of the Nashville Convention and the passage of the Compromise of 1850, Southern nationals meet in Macon to form the short-lived Southern Rights party
  City of Macon, Georgia
August 21, 1876 Yellow fever strikes Savannah. Within a month 40 people died.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 21, 1917 Treutlen County created
  John Treutlen
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Treutlen County, Georgia
August 21, 1921 Georgia permits women to vote. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution (Women granted the right to vote) had been ratified Aug. 18, 1920.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
August 21, 1946 Savannah trollies make their final run.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 21, 1955 Atlanta phone numbers begin an expansion to 7 digits
August 21, 1955 On the St. Mary's River the Cason J. Callaway collides with the B.F. Jones, causing major structural damage to both ships.
August 21, 1974 Set in Georgia in 1948, Buster and Billie is released to theaters. It stars Jan Micheal Vincent and Joan Goodfellow as the title characters and was filmed in Statesboro
  Movies filmed in Georgia
August 21, 1979 Turner Communications Group becomes Turner Broadcasting System.
  Ted Turner
August 21, 1990 The World of Coke opens near Underground Atlanta
  Coca-Cola
August 21, 1995 Crash kills 8 at Carrollton
  Crash kills 8 at Carrollton
August 21, 2008 As Tropical Storm Fay makes its third landfall near Flagler Beach, Florida, heavy rain begins to drench south Georgia
August 21, 2009 A $50,000 reward fund is established for information on Kristi Cornwall
  Kristi Cornwell
August 21, 2009 ebank, a Georgia bank and one of the first Internet Banks fails. Its assets are purchased by Stearns Bank
  Bank Failures in Georgia
August 21, 2009 First Coweta Bank fails. Its assets are purchased by United Bank
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